I'm passionate about romance writing and animals. Whenever possible she combines the two. A member of Romance Writers of America, her first manuscript, SWEET DREAMS, placed in the OCC Orange Rose Contest and BRIDE BY CHOCOLATE placed in the RWA Valley Forge Chapter’s Sheila Contest. Her short story, THE WAY TO A MAN’S HEART, was published in Woman’s World Magazine. She is compiling an anthology of romantic short stories -- “like potato chips, you can’t write just one.” Two of her short stories – “Canine Casnova” and “Princess Pumpkin” appear in the Orange County Chapter Anthology ROMANCING THE PAGES available on Amazon. Her novella SEDUCING SUSAN was released in October of 2015. The second book in the Chocolate Delights Series, CHARMED BY CHOCOLATE, will be released in May 2019.
When not at the keyboard, she raises and shows Irish Wolfhounds, two of whom are AKC Grand Champions. To support her addictions to writing and dog showing, she is an instructor at a fashion design college in Southern California.
Ladies of the Library
Series Book I
By Alexis Lusonne Montgomery
When the matriarchs of a small western town are determined to provide suitable marriage candidates for their sons, their solution is to build a library and hire a librarian.
Susan Benjamin has a year contract and, unbeknownst to her, a year to decide which Gemstone son to marry.
Escaping the scandal in her past, she is grateful to be accepted into the small community like family, but she’s afraid falling into an intimate relationship with the town’s reclusive rancher will create an even bigger scandal…one her heart won’t survive.
Available October 23, 2015
Cover art by Mina Carter
Published by Decadent Publishing Company, LLC
Carole Crispin loves everything about Christmas and makes celebrating the season a tradition. This year, though, she’s grieving the loss of her grandfather, who has willed her his High Mountain Ranch on the outskirts of Sweetwater Springs, Montana.
Carole’s despicable male cousins are furious she’s inherited everything. They devise a plan to take control of the ranch by forcing her into a shotgun wedding to one of them. Overhearing their scheming, she escapes. Lost in a snow storm, she finds shelter in a remote cabin.
Rancher Halloran James, desperate to avoid memories of a tragic Christmas that still haunts him, intends to hide out in an isolated cabin on the outskirts of his property until the holidays are past and all reminders put away.
When he reaches his sanctuary, to his shock, an elfin beauty has turned his hideaway into a Christmas wonderland. Hap is forced to revise his plans for the holidays when she proposes a marriage of convenience to save her inheritance. Seems he’ll be protecting Carole from greedy, dangerous cousins. But celebrating Christmas? Still not on his agenda.